Juvenile Diabetes

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Juvenile Diabetes
Sat, 05-04-2013 - 8:44pm

Hi I am new to the board and my daughter just got diagnosed with Diabetes I.  She is 13 and this came as a real shocker to all of us, I took her to the doctor yesterday under the assumption all this was is a urinary tract infection but the lab results came back with soaring high blood sugars.  We caught it early but this is a total life changer.  Thanks for any thoughts, advice or stories.  Jeanne



Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
Tue, 05-07-2013 - 11:16pm


Welcome to the board. I don't have specific advise to give you right now. But I do have a comfortable place for you to come and ask questions. You and your DD have started down a confusing road but one with lots of hope. I hope you are immediately being referred to a diabetic educator and hopefully to an endocrinologist who specializes in juvenile diabetes. So please come back here and post as you know what is expected of you and your daughter and please tell us how she is doing. At the momemnt most of us around here are type 2 diabetics but we do know something about type 1's.